JUST IN: FG Arrests IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

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The Federal Government has arrested the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, announced in a statement on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 that international collaborative efforts led to Kanu’s arrest.

He said the arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and the Interpol.

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Malami further disclosed that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja for the continuation of his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms, and management of an unlawful society.

Kanu was granted bail in April 2017 on health grounds but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court. He has been on the run since then.

Justice Binta Nyako who granted his bail on grounds of his ill health later revoked it on March 28, 2019, and issued a Bench warrant for his arrest in any part of the country. 

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